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>>> thousands mourned the death of a gang-rape victim in india. the attack on the 23-year-old has led to an outrage over the way that women are treated by the indian justice system. six men will now be charged with her murder. you were watching al-jazeera, live from london. barack obama says congress must act now to avoid economic disaster in the u.s. women march for peace and the central african republic as advancing rebels prepare for talks with the government. 4 die when a russian airplane crashes onto the highway in moscow. >>> for 13 days, doctors had fought to keep her alive but her injuries were too severe. now the six men accused of gang raping the 23-year-old woman in india are being charged with murder. she was thrown from a moving bus after being assaulted. thousands of people have called for more to be done to protect indian women against sexual violence. from new delhi, we have this report. >> they came and the hundreds to mourn the young woman brutalized and to show their anger to lawrence the authorities who have not year -- show their anger towards the authorities.
time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again, end quote. the organization had been noticeab noticeably quiet including on social media after news of the shooting broke friday. >>> here is warning. the next time you fill up at the pump. police say thieves are using new technology to steal credit card information when you pay through for your gas. authorities say they are putting blue tooth enabled card skim others the pumps. they install them by using standard keys that open up a majority of gas pumps across the country. from there, they use blue tooth technology to access data in a man matter of seconds, from up to 100 yards away. >> it will stay on a few days and come back and take it off. unless we discover that in the meantime, the gas pump owner, operator, would never know it was even on there. >> police say one way to protect yourself is to use cash. you should also use a credit card rather than an atm card because they usually offer better fraud p
of newtown, connecticut. >>> no break from the grieving. the nation is mourning the victims of the horrific mass shooting in connecticut. president obama preparing to attend and interfaith vigil this evening in newtown, connecticut. while investigators try to piece together more information about what happened and why in that terrifying shooting spree. among the confusion and sorrow are stories of herosim like victoria soto, who reportedly used her own body to shield her first graders from gunfire. her hometown celebrated her life and selfless act of love and devotion to her beloved students. >> i just hope that one day he'll know she's in a better place and died a hero. >> the pain, how those mothers must be feeling at this time, because this is my only child. i couldn't picture that. that's why i'm here today, because she saved a lot of kids' lives. >> it's for so many, unimaginable. victoria soto was one of the 26 people killed at sandy hook elementary friday. according to police, of the 20 children attacked and killed, eight were boys, 12 were girls. all six adult victims were women. go
know your heart is heavy. this is your community. this is your home. the nation, the world is mourning but this is -- this is your home. i've got to ask you. off the top here about some of the conversations. senator manchin just released a statement following his phone call with the president. he said the president called him and at this point this is the quote. i believe that we must have a dialogue and bring parties from all sides to the table. i know my friends at the nra and those that support the 2nd amendment rights will participate because i know their hearts are aching for the families of newtown just like all americans. but we have not heard from the nra at this point about a conversation on reasonable and sensible gun control. >> well, i mean, listen. i think it's important first to say in newtown the conversation has not turned to gun control because we're still burying the victims of that horrible day. i was at the first of what will be essentially 27 funerals yesterday and the conversation will turn pretty quickly but right now obviously newtown is still in crisis. listen.
's not all tea and crumb pets it turns out. kate is in hospital with very serious mourning sickness. in fact, the kind of mourning sickness that the fox report's chief correspondent jonathan hunt tells us sends you to the hospital for some time. i didn't know about this. >> you have all of these newspapers, web sites tv networks falling all over themselves with the excitement of this pregnancy. kate middleton's is not having a very good time. she is in the hospital. she was visited there by william himself today. she something treated for something called hyper emesis -- extreme form of mourning sickness. to call it mourning -- morning sickness is to call a bad cold really bad. this seems to have come on pretty quickly. because last week, just last week we saw kate out on the field hockey field playing in high heels there. it suddenly happened. but it is pretty bad. we're told that this pregnancy is less than 12 weeks old. and the -- it was only announced because she had to go into the hospital today. so, we'll see what happens next. they are saying at the moment she will just be in there fo
much more mourning to do. tomorrow three wakes and four funerals are scheduled. brian? >> unbelievable. anne thompson in newtown, connecticut tonight. ann, thanks. >>> what happened there at sandy hook elementary school in newtown is sadly so similar to what happened in a small town a long way away from here in scotland almost 17 years ago. the people there more than most know what newtown is going through and what may lie ahead for them. tonight nbc's kier simmons reports from the town of dunblane. >> reporter: in dunblane tonight they are lighting candles for the children of newtown and fortheir own. 16 children, ages 5 and 6, and their elementary school teacher, killed in 1996 by a heavily armed gunman who then killed himsel himself. >> the security and innocence of a scott turn village was shattered in the most horrifying fashion. >> reporter: the local priest found himself burying children he had baptized. >> then there was this awful void. what happens now? >> reporter: dunblane, like newtown, is a tight-knit community. everybody knows each other here. even after almost 17 years,
speaker, we mourn with the families of connecticut. we must honor the victims in our prayers and in our words and ask the good lord to bless them, their families, the people of connecticut and yes, our country. and that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: the mall shooting that might have been worse and ended in newtown, connecticut, where it's impossible to imagine that it was worse. it's part of an ongoing pattern of carnage because we lose one life to gun violence every 20 minutes, every hour, every day. the mass murders reclaiming my time page gets the country's attention, but the same total loss of life at sandy hook happens more than twice every day all year long. this is personal for me, not just because the mall shooter was in my district, but i had a high school friend who was killed with a random freak drive-by shooting, my brother took his life with a handgun as a young man. i supported gun provisions at the state and fed
decency, we have given time for a mourning, prayer and full investigation of thes before commenting. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure that this never happens. that's the first public statement since the killings here in newtown friday morning. the nra also says it will hold a major news conference this coming friday, december 21st, in washington, d.c. of course, we'll cover that as well. >>> there has been another deadly shooting in colorado. police say four people are dead in a murder-suicide. lisa sylvester is monitoring that. what do you have, lisa? >> wolf, it's a disturbing story of a woman's 911 strategy. it happened in colorado. authorities say as the call for help came in, a dispatcher heard gunshots, a man saying he was going to kill himself, and then another gunshot. a s.w.a.t. team later found two men and two women dead at the scene. at an nbc team kidnapped in syria is free and unharmed and expressing relief today. richard engel says his crew was captured last week as they crossed from turkey into syria. he believes his kidnappers w
, as the country mourned the victim of a gang rape. celebrations were scaled back after the 23-year-old woman died on saturday at a hospital in singapore. the attack on her has triggered mass protests in india. today, amid candlelight vigils, there were more calls for tougher rape laws. . >> we have all decide tad that we will not sell brat new years because this year we have lost a sister from amongst us. and whenever we lose someone of our own, or that person passes away we mourn for them. this time we are spending new year's in mourning >> holman: six men have been arrested and charged with murder in the attack. former president george h-w bush is showing signs of improvement. over the weekend the 88-year-old was moved out of intensive care at a houston hospital, where he'd been fighting off a fever. the 41st president was admitted on november 23 with what began as a bronchitis-related cough. the end of the year brought the end of the line for seven of the 32 head coaches in the national football league. the arizona cardinals, buffalo bills, chicago bears, cleveland browns, kansas city chiefs,
>> holman: a somber mood prevailed across india on new year's eve, as the country mourned the victim of a gang rape. celebrations were scaled back after the 23-year-old woman died on saturday at a hospital in singapore. the attack on her has triggered mass protests in india. today, amid candlelight vigils, there were more calls for tougher rape laws. . >> we have all decide tad that we will not sell brat new years because this year we have lost a sister from amongst us. and whenever we lose someone of our own or that person passes away we mourn for them. this time we are spending new year's in mourning >> holman: six men have been arrested and charged with murder in the attack. former president george h-w bush is showing signs of improvement. over the weekend the 88-year-old was moved out of intensive care at a houston hospital, where he'd been fighting off a fever. the 41st president was admitted on november 23 with what began as a bronchitis-related cough. the end of the year brought the end of the line for seven of the 32 head coaches in the national football league. the arizona c
wrestled with how to support the team and mourn the loss. >> you have fans that want to move forward and honor someone's life but at the same time, there was a lot and a loss that he inflicted on himself and his girlfriend. >> reporter: police here in kansas city have not released a motive for 9 shooting but did say the couple had been arguing in recent days. cbs news spoke with belcher's mother cheryl shepherd but jeff, she had no comment adding quote i have grieving to do. >> jeff: manual, thank you. >> so the called fiscal cliff of mandatory tax increases and spending cuts is to you just 30 days away. but judging by today's talk in washington democrats and republicans are hardly any closer to finding a solution. here's anna werner. >> reporter: a week closer to the december 31st deadline, treasury secretary timothy geithner told bob schieffer any potential deal will have to include a tax hike on the upper 2% of income earners. >> there is no way to raise a meaningful amount of revenue relative to the size of our fiscal challenge by just limiting the value of deductions for the wea
, and 296 in san francisco. >> an east bay high school senior is being mourned today after he was killed in a shooting in san francisco's bayview district. 17 year-old montreal blakely, was shot in the first block of oscela land on saturday night. the concord high school student played on the football team. many students at the school organized the the social media to where blacks today to mourn blakely. san francisco police have not made any arrests. the white house offered new revenues far only $800 billion in net spending reductions. this is not balanced in my opinion but at the same time will continue to talk the president and will hope that we can move to plan b. i think we all know that every income tax that is filed in america will play a higher rate in january for spirit it is very important for us protect american tax payers as we can. our plan be will protect americans who make a million dollars or less and have all of their current rates- that's opposite have hope that we will reach a broader agreement with the white house and this will help reduce the spending as well as the
's listen in. >> as we mourn the tragedy at sandy hook elementariary school, members of congress and all americans offer the word of consolation to the families, words of grief, of mourning, our prayers. yet no words are adequate to console the families these children and others taken from us in an act of senseless, unspeakable violence. here in congress what we need now are not more words, what we need is action. we must take action to protect our children from harm to preserve the safety of our schools and to keep our community safe. we must take action so that we can tell our children that we are doing everything in ure power to prevent -- in our power to prevent these tragedies from ever happening again. this morning you will be hearing from members of colleagues. steny hoyer. he may not be able to stay here the entire time with us. as we know, as the president said on sunday night, we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end and to end them we must change. in congress we're blessed with the leadership of congresswoman carolyn mccarthy. she's brought to this debate her o
in new delhi -- delhi to mourn the death of a 23-year-old gang rape victim. the attack on her earlier this month throwed nypd protests. six suspects have been charged with murder after she died sunday. she had been receivering medical attention in spinning. the -- in singapore. she's been cremated. rebels in the central african republic are reported to be only one town away from the capital. the army was forced to retreat when the rebels advanced on saturday. they already have control of four other regional capitals in both the north and center of the country. rebels have rejected offers to negotiate. there's been more violence in iraq where sunni muslims are continuing to demonstrate against the shi'ia-led go. thousands have taken to the streets to protest the prime minister, who they say is discriminating against them. >> the protesters' message could not have been clearler -- the people want to topple the regime. thousands have taken to the streets to protest against perceived injustice by the government. >> we want courts to investigate the charges against body guards of the finan
of mourning across connecticut. today, the children from newtown school showed how resilient they are, the single act getting on the school bus. smiling from the windows and reaching out for a hug from a policeman. and dan harris was there. >> reporter: they were greeted at the door with hugs from teachers. the buses bore ribbons in green and white, the colors of sandy hook elementary. there ws serious security. police -- checking every car. but even this officer was giving out hugs. are there any concerns about safety? >> no, they're in a safe place there. >> as you can imagine, it was pretty difficult. what else are you gonna do? >> reporter: sandy hook itself remains closed indefinitely. classes will resume in an old school some time in january. sara was across the hall from the class that was astacked. >> i was so nervous. i was scared and i will be frightened many days that have. >> reporter: karen's son is a kindergartn kindergartner. >> i'm going to put on a brave face, march up to the door and say hello to the teacher and walk away and cry. it's all so surreal. i just -- it's
of support from the city but now they would like to mourn the loss in private. >> our family is grieving now. but we want to thank everyone who has reached out to us and offered their help. we are suffering in sorrow. but we have the support of our family, friends and our church to help us through this time. >> davis is charged with murder, detectives say he told them that han was bothering him and wouldn't leave him hi loan. >>> the aurora, colorado movie theater where a gunman opened fire in july will reopen next year. the city says it will begin opening to the public on january 18th. before that reopening family members of shooting victims will be allowed inside. they plan to run free movies for the public for the first few days. 12 people were killed and 58 others were injured. >>> a secret santa decides to spread some cheer by paying off some people's layaway accounts in arizona. >> the secret santa walked in ready to shell out dough for customers' christmas layaway bills. he focused on customers trying to pay off toys. he ended up paying off layaway bills for 20 wal-mart customers and
them know that we mourn with them. >> and while opponents protested the nra, the nra told nbc news it will not comment until the facts are thoroughly known. they deactivated their facebook page on sasht after celebrating getting to 1.7 million fans during the week, by the way. so it's the gun owners of america, a gun rights group to the right of the nra that's filling the void. the group's executive director, larry pratt, told "hardball"'s chris matthews, the sandy hook tragedy could have been averted if the teachers had been harmed. >> we've said, no, no, no, no, there's something really special and who knows what about those schools and maybe the teachers can't be trusted with a gun there. >> would this be a less free country if you couldn't have an assault rifle? >> well yb away. >> wait a minute, wait a minute. >> and finally in some other news, we may be closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff than ever before and it may come down to selling any deal that boehner and obama strike to their respective rank and file. today, boehner will meet with house republicans after making an of
. we all mourn the loss. we see the problem and it's happened in other countries as well. we look for something, okay, what can prevent it? i think that's where we need to go with this discussion, yes, put gun control, more gun control on the table. but also don't forget the mental health element. don't forget, is there a home situation that we need to learn more about. you know, was this young man addicted to violent video games? was there a hollywood influence? i think that we can't just stop at guns. we need to put the whole thing on the table. you know, you know when you drop your child off at school, you want to know that he or she is going to be safe all day long. >> so when you talk about the fact you think more gun control may be a topic to debate right now. there are certainly a number of politicians who have been pro-gun rights in the past. they're now advocating for gun control including senator joe manchin who fired a gun in this ad right here. we're watching it here. they are changing their tune a bit. i want to remind everybody. take a listen. >> i don't know anyone
to try to figure that out as the nation continues to mourn with newtown, connecticut. more funerals will be held today. yesterday, noah pozner and jack pinto, both six years old, were laid to rest. sandy hook elementary school remain as crime scene and will stay closed indefinitely. but other schools in newtown opened today. investigators were looking at the computer of gunman adam lanza. its hard drive had been smashed but officials say they still might be able to salvage information from it. they are also looking into e- mails he sent and web sites he may have visited before friday's shooting. >>> moving forward with a response to the shootings on all fronts was the focus of a meeting held by president obama yesterday. vice president biden was there along with attorney general eric holder, education secretary ar ne. duncan and health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. one of the biggest issues at steak, gun control reform. crowds marched on the capitol hill offices of the national rifle association yesterday demanding change. president obama is working to assemble leg
that have come out of this tragedy? >> well, first of all, i think that this entire nation is mourning. and we need to go through that grieving process. and allow that to happen. and then i do think we need to move rapidly, the dialogue on a number of areas. certainly, there's going to be those who want to talk immediately about gun control and gun legislation. and i think that our party has a responsibility to be part of that discussion. but i also think we have to look at things like mental illness. and their rights. and how do we make sure that guns are not thrown into the wrong hands. i think we have to look at school safety and, frankly, we have to look at the culture that promotes violence and say, are we making mistakes there and do we need to change in that area as well. i think there's a lot of areas that we need to have a national debate and dialogue and i think republicans need to be aggressive in being part of that discussion. >> well, steve, do you think that part of the problem for those who have looked at this as an opportunity to make change, and look at the polls, fran
that is affected. we mourn the loss of prestige -- precious children. we of them to do everything in our power to take sensible actions to prevent the violence and insure the safety of a schools and neighborhoods and to build the future for all americans. i'm very pleased to yield two carolyn. >> thank you, leader pelosi for allowing us to come together again after too many types. i can't name everybody. i'll probably miss somebody. we have been here before and we have been here before. but this time, this time, the time is different. i want to thank all of you for coming out and i want to thank you for the coverage that you have been given for the rest of the country to be able to read the stories that have been going on in newtown, connecticut. too often we see these mass killings and we mourn for those that have died in the past and yet, all our lives go on. but this time, it is different. and we all know it. everybody is asking. is this time different? it is. that is mainly because of the victims. 26 killed, mostly young elementary schoolchildren. 6 and 7-year-olds. and as we speak here, f
is mourning two firefighters that were shot to death as they responded to a call. the shooter, 62-year-old ex-con, killed himself. several homes burned down. and the gunman's sister who lived with him, is among those still unaccounted for. >>> the entertainment world is mourning actor jack klugman. best moknown for playing oscar madison in "the odd couple." klugman had dozens of other credits in films and television. including an emmy for a dramatic role. jack klugman was 90 years old. >>> and a denver man is hoping for more than most this christmas. he's hoping for a new life, courtesy of the white house. eight years ago, a brutal beating left benjamin kyle with no memory of who he is. and as a result, he has no identification. he is hoping a petition to the white house will help him get a new social security number, as well as a new life. >>> here's a look at your christmas day forecast. there could be severe storms, tornadoes in alabama, mississippi and louisiana. foggy this morning from tallahassee to atlanta. heavy snow in oklahoma. and a storm moves in the northwest. cool temperatures i
, tomorrow it's going to mean an official statewide area of mourning. >>> jesse lewis couldn't wait to get to school that friday. he was excited for the holidays and his dad was going to join him in the class that afternoon to make begin injury bread houses. he was 6 years old. smart, passionate beyond his years, his dad thought jesse could concur the world. he died trying to lead others to safety after hearing gunshots in the hallway. that's how he led his life, his parents say, fearless, courage, and strength. jesse loves animals and was learning to ride horses. his favorite toy was a little soldier. almost every night of his life, jesse slept in his mother's arms. his family writes, the picture that remains etched in our souls is his in his boots, ripped jeans and t-shirt, chomping through the pasture on his way from one adventure to another. catherine hubbard was known for the bright red hair and her smile. she, too, was 6 years old. every single christmas she asked santa to bring her a pet. even as baby she asked santa to bring her two fish. she would give others animals for gift. she
to contain it. only with gun violence do we respond to repeated tragedies by saying that mourning is acceptable. but discussing how to prevent more tragedies is not acceptable. talking about how to stop mass shootings in the aftermath of a string of mass shootings, ezra writes is not too soon. it is much too late. ezra there echoing comment there's from new york city's mayor michael bloomberg, who has long been very outspoken on this issue, but never more so than today. he says, quote, we heard after columbine that it was too soon to talk about gun laws. we heard it after virginia tech, after tucson and aurora and oak creek. and now we are hearing it again. for every day we wait, 34 more people are murdered with guns. today many of them were 5-year-olds. president obama rightly sent his heartfelt condolences to the families in newtown. but the country needs him to send a bill to congress to fix this problem. calling for meaningful action is not enough. we need immediate action. we've heard all the rhetoric before. what we have not seen is leadership, not from the white house and n
elizabeth ldanarince charles. the family of jacintha saldana nas seen in mourning at their home in bristol in southwest england. p australia, the radio station c.e.o. says it will cooperate with authorities investigating the phone call in which the d.j.'s attempted to reach the hospitalized kate middle torn the duchess of cambridge. typhoon bopha is apparently making a return pass oaf the philippines. typhtyphoon killed nearly 600 60ple in the southern part of the island chain earlier this week. latelatest forecast shows it making a u-turn to threaten the fain northern island of luzon. in this country, insurance giant a.i.g. says it will suffer a $1.3 billion loss in the wake of super storm sandy. president obama is asking $6gress for $60 billion in ederal aid for states hit hard by the storm. here's john bentley. nt reporter: more than a month after hurricane sandy slammed snto long island, workers are fill digging out from the damage. >> i'm here to coordinate the workers so they successfully clean up all the debris. >> reporter: angela bosco is the manager of this program in hauppauge,
. >>> still ahead, fans of the late singer jenni rivera are in mourning as her family shares their emotions for the first time with the media. >>> up next, we'll go to miami beach where rivera's death hit especially hard. you're watching "world news now." >>> latin >>> latin superstar jenni rivera had millions of fans, and they're all now mourning the loss after she died in a plane crash on sunday. but her family, they are suffering the most. >> later today, they'll set out to mexico where her plane went down, but they are holding on to the slimmest of hopes that they'll find her alive. >> we thank god for the life he's given my sister, for all the triumphs and the successes she's had. we expect there will be more in the future. >> that was one of jenni's four brothers in long beach, california where she was born. she has one sister and she was the mother of five and the grandmother of two. >> large family. so sad. and of course, she was a superstar of latin music. but she was about to cross over big-time into the main stream with songs in english and a network tv show right here in fact on
is with us next lou: the nation tonight mourns the senseless massacre in newtown, connecticut. this candle lightville jill in washington, d.c., one of many taking place around the country. he reportedly shot his mother at her moment, before he then went to the school at which she taught and opened fire. twentity-six murdered before he turned the gun on himself, twenty of the victims children. fox news confirms the three weapons used were legally purchased and legally registered to lanza's mother. joining us now, psychotherapist robby, ludwig, and we talkedded about these killings far too much. in this instance, young, i mean, talking 5-year-old children, makes it all the more tragic p p >> right, and, i mean, sometimes what we see is these spree killers target children because they are an easy mark, and they know it's such a heinous crime. they target people during the workweek. they target them during work hours because they know that they can get the most amount of people during that time. there's always a connection. there's always some straw that broke the camel's back, always some maj
for this to be a day of mourning, we can't understand what these families are going through, but we want to stand near them. president obama will also observe the moment of silence, and governors from at least 28 states have asked all of their residents to do the same. john, we'll bring that moment live on cnn, but the president has shifted to focus additionally on gun control in this country. that debate raging in the wake of this tragedy. the white house releasing a video from the president, just this morning. the president acknowledging that he is a supporter of the second amendment, the right to bear arms, saying that most gun owners are indeed responsible. but also making very clear where he draws the line. >> here is what i think we should do. this week, i called on congress to take up and pass common sense legislation, that has the support of the majority of the american people, including banning the sale of the military saul style weapons and making sure criminals can't take advantage of legal loopholes to get their hands on a gun. >> that debate will rage on. we're expecting to hear from the
in mourning, they are wondering what happened to a 22- year-old man shot and killed by walnut creek police. >> i heard him say i'm going to kill your dog. >> then the robber made good on that threat. how the attempted robbery that started innocuously ended in tragedy. >> and dozens left homeless in san francisco's mission district. crews worked quickly to try and save people and the victorian home. cbs 5 eyewitness news is next. ,,,,,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> good evening, i'm ann notarangel
complications. >> as america mourns the loss of young children and teachers, many are questioning the horrific crime and want to know more about the gunman. >> we'll have an in depth look at mass murderers and if there are signs someone may commit a terrible crime. a local psychologist will join us to look at youth violence. we'll be right back. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant it sparks a movement. because people can't keep it to themselves. look ! no ugly spots ! awesome! incredible shine. i'm switching for good. love, love, love finish! over a million people have switched to finish. visit us on facebook. >>> as a community of newtown, connecticut begins the healing process, help is pouring in. even man's best friend is lending support. 8 golden retrievers are
are mourning the loss of a senator and war hero. daniel dani daniel inouye. he was elected in 1962. >> a man who has lived and breathed the senate. if there were ever a patriot. din inouye was that patriot. >> he was a medal of honor and lost his arm fighting in world war ii. he was 88 years old. >>> had morning, there's hope that a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff could be in reach. president obama and house speaker john boehner are reportedly making progress on a deal that would prevent spending cuts and tax hikes at the tart of next year. they met yesterday at the white house. aides say boehner agreed to accept some tax increases for the wealthiest americans. in return, the president will sign off on more spending cuts. the house speaker will brief his fellow republicans on the proposal today. unemployment benefits may be a sticking point in the negotiations. more than 2 million americans will stop receiving their long-term unemployment checks on december 29th if lawmakers don't agree to renew the program. economists believe a continuation of the unemployment benefits will likely be part of
add mine to the many voices mourning his passing and say to his family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. mr. president, danny inouye was something in our senate that i think we should all strive to be and that is he was a warrior but he was a gentle man. he was a man who was loyal to the core for not only his beliefs but also his friends. and if he gave you his word, his word was good. he is someone that every one of us who knew him cared for and regarded as a giant among us. in fact, i would say today that the senate has lost a gentle giant. thank you, mr. president. and i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: mr. president, i join with senator hutchison in paying tribute to senator daniel k. inouye. i rise today to pay tribute to our dear colleague. senator inouye was not one of the tallest senators. in fact, he had a slight built and a quite demeanor, but he was a giant. he will be missed by all here in the senate. people of his beloved hawaii will miss him. all americans will miss him. in the immediate af
would say that this, the launch does happen it is not to celebrate the anniversary of, or to mourn, whatever you want to say the death of kim jong-il last december. that they are doing this test to further their own national security interests and, one of those interests is to have a robust, i would argue, nuclear deterrent against the united states. now, i would also add that they are more than willing to negotiate about that. i don't think it's inevitable that north korea would have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles aimed at the united states but i do think they intend to try to accomplish that and this launch is a step, probably an early step, in terms of the developing that capability. jon: well the u.n., the u.s., seoul, said if you launch the missile it will be very provocative act. it could bring on new sanctions. i thought we were sanctioning everything we could in north korea. are we not? >> no, no. again a lot of new techniques have been applied developing new sanctions to iran. one of the methods to apply u.n. and e.u. sanctions of iran was to study the economy of iran.
get started today. >>> the music industry along with millions of fans are mourning the loss of a powerful female voice. mexican star genie rivera was killed when her plane crashed in the mountains of northern mexico, early sunday. the impact was so severe, that pieces of the plane were found scattered across this wide area. at least five others were on board. some, her closest colleagues, were also killed. rivera had just finished performing in monterey, mexico, telling supporters she was happy with her life. ♪ ♪ >> beyond her 15 million records sold, she was a powerful economic force. she talked about her career with cnn espanol in 2010. >> translator: it is very flattering when they tell me i'm a great artist, a great entertainer, that when i'm on stage, i can entertain the audience, i can go into the recording studio and come up with a great production. before all that i was a business woman. i'm primarily business minded. >> speaking of the businesses, she started several reality shows. she was a judge on the popular tv show called "the voice mexico." and just in oct
and basically saved our lives. we debriefed extensively. we mourned. you know you mourn those that you lost. and you sort of then move on. but it's always with you. the anniversary's january 27, i remember it like it was yesterday. happened in 2004. richard's seen a lot of stuff in his career. something different, as it was with the ambush, certainly for me, it was personal. i had been in a bunch of firefight. these guys were trying to kill us, that's a personal thing. these guys were kidnapping them and they didn't know what was happening. it's different to being an observer. they're going to have to work through some of this. i'm glad that they're okay. it was worrying when we knew they were missing. >> what gave you the strength to go back out there after you experienced so much and seeing your colleagues gunned down? >> for me personally. >> yes. >> it was respect for our local staff. i didn't want to be the westerner who something bad happened and i ran away. i was back in six months because i wanted to go back and a sign of respect and solidarity. that's just for me. everybody's diffe
and horrific acts. we all do. we're all mourning and just horrified what we saw. when the president spoke especially in the immediate aftermath he sort of had to compose himself. a father of two young girls. this is something that the nation comes together to mourn over but at the end of the day he is still the president of the united states and politics is something that involves something prioritizing and actions speak louder than words. jay carney in a later clip you didn't play, to rank the priorities. is this a top priority? biel not try to rank those priorities. the fact is we've seen the president go full-court press on stimulus, obamacare, now tax hikes. they have to sort of draw some lines in the sand and pick their spots and it appears this is not something that is truth be told at the very top of their list. megyn: some in the wake of the tragedy we saw on friday and not just that one but the ones we've seen in recent weeks, have decided to take aim at folks on the right who do not support a renewed assault weapons ban. who believe in more robust second amendment gun rights. an
is mourned by the world. particularly by a host of veterans of the korean war. one of her many generous giving his of her charms and humor. fellow citizens, many of who had a rendezvous with death. a symbol of all the girls back home, maryland, did not go unrecognized gregg: parts of arkansas could be ringing in the new year in the dark, all thanks to a christmas day blizzard that dumped more than 15 inches of snow in the state and caused widespread damage and a bunch of power lines, more than 200,000 customers without any power. the state's largest utility is saying that some areas won't get power back until after the new year. heather: all eyes are on washington as the president and congressional leaders make a last-ditch effort to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. the crucial meeting. less than two hours from now, time is running out and no agreement is in sight. with both sides staring at the abyss, the frustration is growing. the rhetoric is heating up. a political editor for the washington times joins us now with a make or break moment. what he thinks would happen? >> president o
an upstate new york community is in mourning after two volunteer firefighters were shot to death. a vigil was held in webster. four firefighters were shot as they returned to the scene early in the morning. steve rapaport has more. >> the tragedy -- >> reporter: a shocking crime early capacity eve morning. four local firefighters are shot as they rushed to the scene of a fire in webster new york. two firefighters never coming back. >> there was a car in a house that was engulfed in flames probably set by mr. splenger who wayed in wait with armment and shot the -- armiment and shot the first responders. >> reporter: police say he set the house fire himself, destroying six other homes and then hid in an edge becamement setting the -- in an e bankment setting the -- embankment. >> in my ka police career -- i've never seen anything like this. >> i don't know how you couldn't come out tonight. these guys are everybody's hear hoar -- everybody's heroes. when that alarm sounds, they all go. >> reporter: another story of gun violence hitting everyone close to the holidays. >> this sa time of cel
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